Two aircraft delivered on November 2011 for Antarctic duties. Three more are in option.
On December 20, 2013 and supported by the Argentine Navy, Coast Guard and the Chilean Air Force, they made their first crossing between Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego and Marambio on the Antarctic peninsula ( ~ 767m / 1234km ) to participate in the 2014 Summer Campaign. They returned to mainland continent in March 2014. This mission is repeated every year since then. Previously Bell 212 transported by C-130 performed the resupply of the bases.
Argentina Wants More Mi-171E but Needs Financing, 19-Jan-15 : Argentine Defense Minister announced his interested in buying more Mi-171 helicopters but that will depend on the terms of financing. The Air Force currently operates two received in 2011.
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2011/||VII Brigada Aerea|| Port-au-Prince|
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Built||ID In this Org||In other Org|
|171E00032105701U|| H-94: c/n 171E 00 032 10 5701U / 171E00032105701U;
FAA d/d 25 by A+|
|171E00032105702U|| H-95: FAA d/d 25 by Antonov An-124 RA-82047 from Volga-Dnepr|